Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thanks–CTD #205


Hi, again! It’s Color Throwdown time and Joan has picked a beautiful inspiration piece from which to draw her colors this week.

swatch 205


I decided to be influenced by the image a bit and went with lots of white and little bits of color. I die cut the word “thanks” using my Die-namics By the Letters set and Sweet Tooth card stock and popped them up on bits of foam. Then I stamped the sentiment from Thanks a Bunch and tied around some baker’s twine in each of the colors. I tied them all together with a Sweet Tooth button and some narrow white ribbon. Before I popped the panel up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base, I rounded the bottom corners of both.

Here’s the inside with a sentiment from
Clearly Sentimental About Friendship.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:


And that’s it! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD205 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Vickie Zimmer (August Guest Designer) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!


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Thanks a Bunch, Clearly Sentimental About Friendship (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics By the Letters, Sweet Tooth button (MFT); baker’s twine, foam tape, Corner Chomper, ribbon




  1. Fantastic card Bar! Love how you popped the die cut letters and added the colors with your bakers twine, great design!

  2. I LOVE this CLEAN & fabulous design! How perfect to use the twine to incorporate your colors!!

  3. Fabulous "white" card!!! Love the cut out sentiment and twine is perfect along with the button and white ribbon!

  4. What a genius design! Love this CAS card!

  5. STUNNING! I love all the white-on-white with the pop of color being in the twine! Looks awesome!

  6. This is FANTASTIC, girlfriend! Love how you worked the colors in in such a subtle way, and the white-on-white is awesome!

  7. This is fabulous! Love the CAS design and how you used the twine.

  8. LOVE the white letters on the white background!!!!!!

  9. The white on white letters look awesome, Bar, and using the color in the twine was such a genius idea...such a beautiful CAS design!!!!


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